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Rosa! Rosa!: a Life of Rosa Praed, Novelist & Spiritualist

Rosa! Rosa!: a Life of Rosa Praed, Novelist & Spiritualist (Hardback)

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Rosa Praed (1851-1935) was a prolific author and 'a most unusual woman'. Born into frontier Queensland at a time when settlers lived in isolation, afraid of Aboriginal attacks, she was to spend her adult life in the literary, artistic and political circles of London. As a young woman, moving in the squattocracy circles of Brisbane, and later in London, as a member of Oscar Wilde's bohemia, Rosa kept notes of the characters and conversations around her. Her forty-five books show evidence of her keen and intelligent observation. While Rosa's most successful works were set in Australia, her literary subjects were varied, and reflect many aspects of her lifeandmdash;her interest in women's rights; her own unhappy marriage; and, of course, her search for spiritual meaning. On this search she gathered up Aboriginal dreaming, Catholicism, astrology, spiritual mediums, the supernatural and reincarnationandmdash;and finally discovered her twin soul. Rosa's story is a rich and dramatic one, full of psychological interest. In Rosa! Rosa!,

Patricia Clarke shows how she managed her amazing output in the midst of family problems, marital woes, illness more frequent with the years, and a constant changing of 'homes'. With this brilliant analysis of Praed's life, Patricia Clarke offers a new and original evaluation of her place in the history of Australian women.

BiographyBiography: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsAlternative belief systemsContemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects Publisher: Melbourne University Press Publication Date: 14/11/1995 ISBN-13: 9780522848557  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Patricia Clarke is a distinguished writer, journalist and editor who has written extensively about 19th-century Australian women, many of them writers. She is the author of "The Governesses: Letters from the Colonies 1862-1882"; "A Colonial Woman: The Life and Times of Mary Braidwood Mowle"; "Pen Portraits: Women Writers and Journalists in Nineteenth Century Australia"; "Pioneer Writer: The Life of Louisa Atkinson, Novelist, Journalist, Naturalist"; "Tasma: The Life of Jessie Couvreur"; "Tasma's Diaries"; and (with Dale Spender) "Life Lines: Australian Women's Letters and Diaries 1788-1840."

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